Jason Botterill

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Jason Botterill
Born (1976-05-19) May 19, 1976 (age 38)
Edmonton, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Dallas Stars
Atlanta Thrashers
Calgary Flames
Buffalo Sabres
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 20th overall, 1994
Dallas Stars
Playing career 1997–2005

Jason N. Botterill (born May 19, 1976) is the associate general manager for the Pittsburgh Penguins and a former professional ice hockey left winger.

Playing career[edit]

He was drafted by the Dallas Stars in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, First Round, Twentieth Overall. Before turning pro, he played four seasons (1993–97) at the University of Michigan, where he helped lead the Wolverines to an NCAA national championship in 1996. He is the only Canadian to ever win a Gold Medal in three straight World Junior Hockey Championships. In eight seasons as a pro, Botterill played in 481 professional games,[1] including 88 in the National Hockey League with the Dallas Stars, Atlanta Thrashers, Calgary Flames, and Buffalo Sabres. Other stops in his career included the Michigan K-Wings and Orlando Solar Bears of the International Hockey League and the Saint John Flames of the American Hockey League, where he was a member of the 2001 Calder Cup championship team. After serving as the Flames captain in 2001–02, Botterill signed with Buffalo as a free agent.

His career was abruptly halted when, as a member of the Rochester Americans, he suffered a concussion during a game against the Syracuse Crunch on October 31, 2004. After missing the next 49 games, Botterill announced his retirement from hockey. As of 2005, Botterill remains in the Rochester area with his fiancee, Andrea McDonald.

Management career[edit]

Botterill received his MBA from The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan in 2007. Following his playing career, he worked with the NHL Offices and the NHL Central Registry and spent the 2006–2007 season as a scout for the Dallas Stars.

On July 17, 2007 the Pittsburgh Penguins announced Jason's hiring as director of hockey administration. His main responsibilities include monitoring the salary cap and contract research and negotiations, but he will also work with salary arbitration and preparation as well as scouting.[2] Botterill was promoted by the Penguins to assistant general manager on May 22, 2009. He replaced Chuck Fletcher, who was named General Manager of the Minnesota Wild on the same day. In The Hockey News 2011 edition of the 100 Most Powerful people in ice hockey, Botterill was considered one of the Top 40 under the age of 40.[3] On May 16, 2014 Jason was named as interim General Manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins and as a candidate for the full position.[4] On June 6, 2014 Jim Rutherford was named General Manager of the Penguins. In his press conference Rutherford announced that Botterill would be named associate General Manager of the Penguins

Personal[edit]

Botterill was born in Edmonton, Alberta, but grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Jason's sister, Jennifer Botterill enjoyed numerous successes with the Canadian Women's team, before retiring in 2011. His mother Doreen McCannell participated in speed skating at the 1964 and 1968 Winter Olympics. His father Cal Botterill is a professor at the University of Winnipeg.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1993–94 University of Michigan CCHA 37 21 19 40 94
1994–95 University of Michigan CCHA 34 14 14 28 117
1995–96 University of Michigan CCHA 37 32 25 57 143
1996–97 University of Michigan CCHA 42 37 24 61 129
1997–98 Michigan K-Wings IHL 50 11 11 22 82 4 0 0 0 5
1997–98 Dallas Stars NHL 4 0 0 0 19
1998–99 Michigan K-Wings IHL 56 13 25 38 106 5 2 1 3 4
1998–99 Dallas Stars NHL 17 0 0 0 23
1999–00 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 17 7 8 15 27
1999–00 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 25 1 4 5 17
1999–00 Saint John Flames AHL 21 3 4 7 39 3 0 0 0 19
1999–00 Calgary Flames NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2000–01 Saint John Flames AHL 60 13 20 33 101 19 2 7 9 30
2001–02 Saint John Flames AHL 71 21 21 42 121
2001–02 Calgary Flames NHL 4 1 0 1 2
2002–03 Rochester Americans AHL 64 37 22 59 105 3 1 1 2 21
2002–03 Buffalo Sabres NHL 17 1 4 5 14
2003–04 Buffalo Sabres NHL 19 2 1 3 14
2003–04 Rochester Americans AHL 46 16 17 33 68 16 5 10 15 19
2004–05 Rochester Americans AHL 8 6 2 8 9
NHL totals 88 5 9 14 89
Jason Botterill
Medal record
Competitor for  Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold 1994 Ostrava
Gold 1995 Red Deer
Gold 1996 Massachusetts

International[edit]

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
1994 Canada WJC 7 1 0 1 8
1995 Canada WJC 7 0 4 4 6
1996 Canada WJC 6 1 3 4 6
Junior int'l totals 20 2 7 9 20

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
All-CCHA Rookie Team 1993-94
All-CCHA Second Team 1995-96 [5]
AHCA West Second-Team All-American 1996–97
CCHA All-Tournament Team 1997 [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dave Molinari (October 18, 2009). sports. "Quite The Sister Act. Hockey Has Been Good To Penguins Assistant General Manager Jason Botterill, But Even He Admits He's Not The Most Accomplished In His Family". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. C14. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Fitzgerald, Botterill Hope To Enhance Penguins". Pittsburgh Penguins. 2007-07-17. Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  3. ^ The Hockey News, Volume 64, Number 14, January 17, 2011, p.25, Publisher: Caroline Andrews, Transcontinental Media. On May 16, 2014 the Pittsburgh Penguins appointed Botterill as the interim General Manager.
  4. ^ "Shero Relieved of Duties as Penguins GM - Pittsburgh Penguins - News". Pittsburgh Penguins. May 16, 2014. 
  5. ^ "All-CCHA Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-27. 
  6. ^ "2012-13 CCHA Media Guide". ISSUU.com. Retrieved 2014-04-23. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Todd Harvey
Dallas Stars first round draft pick
1994
Succeeded by
Jarome Iginla
Preceded by
Ray Shero
Interim General Manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins
2014
Succeeded by
Jim Rutherford